Secondary

To provide a curriculum to enable all students to fulfil their academic potential.

The Secondary section of the school spans the ages 12-18 years, and follows the basic provision of the National Curriculum of England Key Stage Three for Years 7-9, followed by a two-year IGCSE programme for Years 10-11, culminating in external examinations of Cambridge International Examinations; the final two years of secondary education, Year 12-13, is devoted to the International Baccalaureate Diploma.

Features of a BISP education for all Key Stage 3 students include:

  • Mandatory instrumental music in mainstream lessons (instruments provided by the school) – an important aim is to ensure that all students become musically literate.
  • Annual mandatory external LAMDA examinations  (London Academy Music and Dramatic Arts) for voice and spoken English

Academic learning Spaces include: 6 fully equipped science laboratories; two large Art studios; two large Design and Technology workshops; designated department classrooms for Mathematics, English, Humanities, Modern Foreign Languages; Information Technology; Drama; Music rooms and practice booths; a secondary library; a large IB student work/common room.  An auditorium is used frequently as a learning area as well being a performance and assembly space.

Additional support includes: an Intensive English Programme; Additional Educational Needs department; two university counsellors and a personal counsellor.

The activities provision is extensive. CAS and an International Award Programme are well established.

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